Speech & Language Therapyprestige2019-04-08T21:15:16+00:00
Prestige Therapy addresses disorders related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Dysarthric speech and lisps.
We work on increasing oral motor strength and stability to increase speech sound production.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
CAS is an motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech.
Articulation Disorders affect the phonetic level. The child has difficulty saying particular consonants and vowels. The reason for this may be unknown (e.g., children with functional speech disorders who do NOT have serious problems with muscle function); or the reason may be known (e.g., children with dysarthria who DO have serious problems with muscle function).
Phonological Disorders are a language disorder that affects at the phonemic level. The child has difficulty organizing their speech sounds into a system of sound contrasts.
Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder resulting from neurological injury of the motor component of the motor-speech system and is characterized by poor articulation of phonemes (sounds).
A lisp is a speech impediment in which the child misarticulates silibant sounds (s, z, ch, sh, jah). The misarticulation of these sounds can result in unclear speech.
Prestige Therapy addresses disorders related to receptive and expressive language as well as executive functioning skills.
Receptive Language Therapy targets how a child understands language spoken to him.
Expressive Language Therapy
Expressive Language Therapy targets how a child expresses himself to communicate his/her wants and needs in both verbal and written format.
Executive Functioning Therapy
Executive Functioning Therapy addresses attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, as well as reasoning, problem solving, and planning required to complete everyday tasks.
Pragmatic Language Therapy
Pragmatic Language Therapy addresses basic social skills (joint attention, sharing, taking turns etc) and higher level social thinking skills (reading subtle social cues, expected vs unexpected behavior, others perspective etc).